The Trustees Invite You to Visit Our Revitalized Church
People ask me what is going on at our church. It is difficult to answer that question on the spur of a moment. To give members an accurate response, I have written this letter. I feel we are in a church that is very deep into our community and the Christian way of life.
Riverview United Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist Church in Hillsborough County established in 1846. We are going to celebrate this 175-year milestone on November 14, 2021. Please save this date for a great reunion and celebration.
Our community outreach is very impressive we work with the following groups: ECHO, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcohol Anonymous, the Boy Scouts, Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay (Restore) and Southern Company Chorus. We are a member of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce.
We also have the following church activities: choir, praise band, a children’s nursery during service, Sunday school for adults and children, Bible studies during the week and many active committees.
As a church, we have also had several people answer the call to ministry. We have helped new churches become established, and we worked with other churches in the Riverview area.
As COVID restrictions have loosened, we are planning monthly fun activities that that will be open to the entire community. We are starting with an activities starting with a Community Summer Bash on Sunday, August 8th from noon until 2:00 PM. It will be an ice cream social, with a bouncy house, face painting and games for all ages. Come and enjoy summer with us before the kids head back to school!
We want to continue to serve the church community. You may ask what does this have to do with me personally? Where do I fit in? Well, we are hoping that you will return for church services on Sunday if you feel safe doing so. We hold services at 8 AM in the fellowship hall, and at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary. You can help us prepare for our 175th Anniversary Celebration by your presence, your prayers, your gifts, and your service.
We have already completed repainting two buildings, and we plan to complete the painting of the entire campus once paint becomes available. We are replacing several doors on our sanctuary. The Ford Youth building, which was hit by a truck nearly a year ago, has been rebuilt and will reopen soon. Crichton Fellowship Hall needs repair, and there are many opportunities to help with the painting and repairs around the church.
Riverview United Methodist Church want to continue to be a dynamic presence in our community. Join us. Become a part of this effort, and you can renew your own spirit in this difficult time. God Bless All.
Gary Floyd, Trustees Chair